I am #GenGTI
This month's story
Meet Mohammed Mudasser from Bahrain.
“It was my friend and his Golf MK4 who inspired me to purchase my first GTI. I got myself an MK6, a car which had plenty of use on the road and on the track. It came with lots of modifications and memories. It did everything, it even took me on an off-road adventure!"
The evolution of #GenGTI in the region
from track events to Volkswagen festivals.
It was the love and passion for the brand which connected Volkswagen clubs from across the Middle East to suggest a regional Volkswagen Clubs’ gathering in 2017.
Thanks to the support of Volkswagen Middle East, it took less than two months for the dream come to come alive, and Dub Drive GCC was born.
Dub Drive has taken inspiration from an old tradition, Wörthersee GTI Club Treffen, which is the largest Volkswagen GTI event in the world that began 38 years ago in Austria. The aim of Dub Drive is simple: to unite and reward Volkswagen clubs and fans across the region and to celebrate the love for the brand, the cars and what Volkswagen stands for.
The first Dub Drive 2018 event was a great success for the region, seeing over 150 Volkswagen cars and over 300 people attend. The event grew exponentially on yearly basis, and till date it is the largest gathering of Volkswagen fans and families in the Middle east.
In 2019, Dub Drive reached new grounds as it was showcased on the main stage of Wörthersee GTI Club Treffen, proudly representing our Middle East region, our car culture and our strong Volkswagen family in front of the 100,000 visitors and fans from all around the world.
The last edition of Dub Drive GCC 2020 was the largest Volkswagen family festival in the region to date with over 1,000 enthusiasts gathering in Abu Dhabi. The monumental annual event kicked off with a convoy of over 400 cars through the streets of the capital. The passion for the brand was truly felt around the world famous Yas Marina Circuit.
The Dub Drive GCC 2020 weekend was action packed with many activities and competitions. The exhilarating SUV experience had all the guests at the edge of their seat as the car went over the obstacles to complete the course. Dubbie the camel stood guard at the Dubbie’s driving school and ensured all the kids had fun while they learnt to drive for the first time.
From the kids’ corner to the car pulling challenge, the roll racing to easy drift shows, this year’s festival truly had it all. World renown stunt driver, Tanner Foust, also took part in this year’s edition.
Petrol heads around the region and globally brought their best game to Dub Drive GCC 2020. We could not get enough of all the cool cars which joined us for the celebration.
We would like to thank our Volkswagen clubs, enthusiasts and families, who joined us throughout the past years.
Stay tuned for updates about 5th edition of Dub Drive GCC! We may not gather in such large numbers as we have experienced it in 2020, the world has changed a bit since then with the pandemic, but we know that the love for Volkswagen will bring us together again soon.
Dub Drive GCC. One family. One heartbeat.
Volkswagen Clubs of the Middle East
The local VW scene where like-minded fans meet
A brief history of the Golf GTI
The story of the mk1 to the mk7
In development since 1974. In 1974, half a dozen staff members at Volkswagen, including Anton Konrad, Volkswagen’s then chief press officer, concocted a secret plan to develop a sporty version of the Golf. There was no official mandate to develop the Sport Golf, but Hermann Hablitzel, Board Member for Technology, made sure the project kept going. Initial prototypes emerged, including a vehicle with a carburettor engine generating 100 PS. In early March 1975, Hablitzel officially presented the Sport Golf project to Toni Schmücker, Chairman of the Board of Management, who gave it the green light. As a result, the clandestine Sport Golf officially became development order EA195.
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